2021 Hyundai Veloster for Sale in Fairfield, CT
The 2021 Hyundai Veloster is far from your typical car. For one thing, it has three doors, in addition to its hatch-style cargo opening. This asymmetrical design puts one door on the driver’s side and two doors on the passenger’s side, providing better access to the back row as well as safer entry and exit for passengers. Plus, it gives the car a versatile look: from the left it’s a coupe, and from the right it’s a sedan. Better still, the 2021 Veloster satisfies drivers who like a fun factor with getting between points A and B, and the available turbo engine and manual transmission ensure that. It also comes with loads of modern technology and the automotive industry’s longest coverage: a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and 3 years/36,000 miles of free scheduled maintenance (mainly oil changes and tire rotations). Let’s delve in a little deeper.
Trims and Mechanics
The front-wheel-drive 2021 Hyundai Veloster comes in five trim levels – the base 2.0, 2.0 Premium, Turbo R-Spec, Turbo, and Turbo Ultimate – all of which have four seats and three doors. (The performance version, the Veloster N, is a distinct model that we cover on its own page.) The trim level determines which powertrains are available. The 2.0 gets the base engine, a 147 hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder, which can be paired with either the standard six-speed manual transmission or the available six-speed automatic. The 2.0 Premium also gets the base engine, but it’s only made as a stickshift.
The more powerful engine, a 201 hp turbocharged 1.6-liter, is found on the trims with “Turbo” in the name. The more performance-oriented Turbo R-Spec also comes only with the manual transmission, while the Turbo and Turbo Ultimate get a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. As for fuel efficiency, the 2.0 is EPA-rated for 25 mpg around town and 33 mpg on the highway with the manual transmission and 27 city/24 highway with the automatic. The Turbo R-Spec’s estimated returns are 26 city/33 highway, while you can expect to get 28 city/34 highway from the Turbo and Turbo Ultimate.
Amenities, Safety and Technology
The well-outfitted 2.0 gets some upscale standard equipment, highlighted by heated side mirrors, automatic on/off headlights, a rear spoiler, a drive mode selector, upgraded upholstery, a rearview camera, and a 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback. The 2.0 Premium adds a wide sunroof, fabric seats with leather bolsters and heat feature in the front row, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, automatic cabin temperature control, wireless smartphone charging, and keyless entry with push-button ignition. The Turbo R-Spec loses the sunroof and heated front seats but gets LED headlights and taillights and some track-inspired upgrades: a sport-tuned suspension, road-gripping summer tires, trim-specific premium cloth seats, a special R-Spec shift knob, and alloy pedals. The Turbo returns the sunroof and heated front seats and also gets integrated turn-signal indicators for the exterior mirrors, a power driver’s seat, and a steering wheel wrapped in perforated leather-wrapped. The Turbo Ultimate shows off a unique two-tone appearance with a black roof; it also gets genuine leather seating surfaces.
Hyundai has made sure to pack the Veloster with sought-after technology features. The base infotainment system has a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, and speed-sensitive automatic volume control. The 2.0 Premium raises the stakes with an 8-inch touchscreen, voice recognition, an Infinity audio system with eight speakers, SiriusXM satellite radio, and a Blue Link subscription. The Turbo Ultimate is loaded, getting integrated navigation and high-definition radio; it also receives an additional Blue Link subscription package and a head-up display.
The Veloster is also stocked up with advanced safety features. In the 2.0, that package includes forward collision-avoidance assist, lane keeping assist, a blind-spot mirror, and driver attention warning. A blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert is added to the 2.0 Premium, Turbo R-Spec, and Turbo. The Turbo Ultimate gets the most features, with rain-sensing automatic windshield wipers, dynamic cruise control, and enhanced forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection.